When I was driving at 100 km/h or 110 as we toured a couple of states, I was well aware of the danger to us and to animals should they step out onto the roadway in front of us. Dawn and dusk are the times when they most active. We didn't drive at such times. Although it was a close call with an echidna in the middle of the day, I avoided hitting it.
The count of dead kangaroos was extraordinary. Most of the cars would have have had significant damage. Our count was over 24. We stopped counting. One was marked with a big pink X, I would guess to indicate it had been checked for a young, a joey, in its pouch.
There were about five wombats. They can do a lot of damage to the undercarriage of a car.
Two magpies and one kookaburra.
One ring tail possum and one brush tail.
Two unidentifiable masses of blood and fur.
Animals and cars on roads don't mix at all well. What to do?
Nothing can be done. We won't stop driving and kangaroos won't stop jumping.
Some years ago I put the number of Victoria's Wild Life Rescue into my phone. If you hit an animal, then call them and tell them, especially if it might have a young in its pouch. Go on, put the appropriate number for wherever you live into your phone now.
And remember, when you write your will, most of these types of organisations have minimal overheads. In fact most of the picker uppers of injured road carnage put their own hands deeply into their own pockets. They are just caring and altruistic people.
For all the horrible human stories you hear, humans are not bad at looking after themselves. Many animals are helpless against the onslaught of humans.